The St Andrew’s College U14 A, U15 A and Firsts water polo teams travelled to Grey High School in Port Elizabeth this past weekend to participate in the Grey High School Water Polo Festival. It was a great way to start this season with each team playing four games over the weekend. It was also a “baptism of fire” for the coaches, players and refs as all tried to get used to the new rules.
St Andrew’s U14 A side was undefeated at the festival, with their only blemish on their all win record coming against Selborne, where they drew three all. They triumphed over Grey (Bloem) by 12-9, defeated Paul Roos 13-5, and took out hosts Grey (PE) by 6-2, completing a great weekend for the start of their season.
The U15 A side were not so lucky in their first outings of the year, losing all of their matches over the weekend. The U15 boys were unfortunate to lose out to Selborne by 14-4, before being beaten by Grey (Bloem) 9-3. Their last two matches saw the U15 side take on Paul Roos and Grey (PE), losing 13-2 and 6-2 respectively. They hope to pick up their game and take the hard lessons from the past weekend.
The SAC First team had a mixed bag of results in Port Elizabeth, winning two an losing two. They opened their weekend with an 8-6 loss to Selborne before defeating Grey (Bloem) by 9-7 in their next game. SAC defeated Paul Roos in another close encounter, winning 8-6, before being outdone by the hosts, Grey (PE), by 9-2.
This week the St Andrew’s First water polo team travel to Paul Roos in Cape Town, while the rest of the teams will be playing fixtures at Woodridge.